2017-11-08

Big Tancook Island teen charged with stunting



A 17-year-old from Big Tancook Island was charged for stunting after RCMP caught him driving 167 kilometres per hour in a 100 kilometre zone on Highway 103.

The incident took place at around 8:15 a.m. on October 30.

The teenager also had his licence suspended for seven days and his vehicle seized. The fine for stunting in Nova Scotia is $2,422.50.

The RCMP has targeted speeding drivers in recent months.

A woman, 22, was charged with stunting after she was clocked doing 180 km/hr on Highway 103, October 10.

The woman, who is from Lunenburg County, had three other people in the vehicle with her when police stopped her. S

It was the second incident of stunting in as many days on the South Shore.

A man, 52, from Hammond Plains was also charged with stunting on October 9 after RCMP South Shore Traffic Services clocked the vehicle at 155 km/hr in a 100 km/hr zone on Highway 103 in Chester Basin. Four other people were in the vehicle at the time.

Some other notable incidents this year include a 20-year-old man from Bridgewater who pleaded guilty recently to dangerous driving after he was caught going 200 km/h on a Pictou County highway in April.

And on August 8, Queens District RCMP charged a 23-year-old man from Lunenburg County with stunting after he was clocked driving 155 km/h in a 90 km zone.

As well, on May 12, police caught a 27-year-old driving 164 km/h in the Martins River area and later issued a stunting ticket.

In a news release, RCMP stated they would like to remind the public that speed is one of the major causes of serious injury as well as fatal collisions and encouraged the public to call RCMP or 911 if anyone sees unsafe driving on Nova Scotia roads.

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